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1 US2009039561A1
Production method of tone wheel
Publication/Patent Number: US2009039561A1 Publication Date: 2009-02-12 Application Number: 12/219,351 Filing Date: 2008-07-21 Inventor: Yamaguchi, Yoshihiko   Assignee: Uchiyama Manufacturing Corp.   IPC: B29C69/00 Abstract: A newly developed method for manufacturing a tone wheel is disclosed, according to which a circular magnetic molded body made from a magnetic powder is enable to be combined with a metal reinforcing ring without deformation and partial breakage in the assembly process. The method is characterized by manufacturing a tone wheel with an elastic member disposed between the metal reinforcing ring and the circular magnetic body and comprises providing step of a circular magnetic body formed with an elastic member disposing portion on a circumferential surface of the metal reinforcing ring on a magnetic sensor side, fixing step of an elastic member into the elastic member disposing portion to make a composite member body, and bending step of the circumferential edge of the metal reinforcing ring to fix the composite member body thereby. A newly developed method for manufacturing a tone wheel is disclosed, according to which a circular magnetic molded body made from a magnetic powder is enable to be combined with a metal reinforcing ring without deformation and partial breakage in the assembly process. The ...More ...Less
2 US2009039562A1
Method for producing an anti-scatter grid or collimator made from absorbing material
Publication/Patent Number: US2009039562A1 Publication Date: 2009-02-12 Application Number: 12/285,055 Filing Date: 2008-09-29 Inventor: Freund, Andreas   Heismann, Bjoern   Maerkl, Harald   Schaefer, Martin   Von, Der Haar Thomas   Assignee: Freund, Andreas   Heismann, Bjoern   Maerkl, Harald   Schaefer, Martin   Von Der Haar, Thomas   IPC: B29C35/08 Abstract: A method is proposed for producing an anti-scatter grid or collimator for a radiation type, which is formed from at least one base body of prescribable geometry having transmission channels or slits for primary radiation of the radiation type which extend between two opposite surfaces of the base body. The base body is formed from a structural material that strongly absorbs the radiation type, either using the injection molding technique or by way of the technique of stereolithography. The method can be used to produce an anti-scatter grid or collimator with high accuracy and with the aid of only a few steps. A method is proposed for producing an anti-scatter grid or collimator for a radiation type, which is formed from at least one base body of prescribable geometry having transmission channels or slits for primary radiation of the radiation type which extend between two opposite ...More ...Less
3 US2009039584A1
DISCHARGE UNIT AND IMAGE FORMING APPARATUS HAVING THE SAME
Publication/Patent Number: US2009039584A1 Publication Date: 2009-02-12 Application Number: 12/099,964 Filing Date: 2008-04-09 Inventor: Jeong, Seung-sik   Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.   IPC: B41F13/64 Abstract: An image forming apparatus includes: a casing; a printing medium supply unit, which is coupled to the casing, and supplies a printing medium; an image forming unit, which forms an image on the printing medium supplied from the printing medium supply unit; and a discharge unit. The discharge unit includes: a discharging part, which discharges the printing medium fed from the image forming unit out of the casing; a feeding guide, which is provided along in a feeding path of the printing medium, and moves between a discharging position, in which the printing medium is discharged out of the casing, and a back feeding position, in which the printing medium is back fed to the image forming unit; and a pressing lever, which presses and releases the feeding guide, according to a movement of the discharging part, so that the feeding guide can move between the discharging position and the back feeding position. An image forming apparatus includes: a casing; a printing medium supply unit, which is coupled to the casing, and supplies a printing medium; an image forming unit, which forms an image on the printing medium supplied from the printing medium supply unit; and a discharge unit ...More ...Less
4 US2009039593A1
SHEET PROCESSING APPARATUS AND IMAGE FORMING APPARATUS
Publication/Patent Number: US2009039593A1 Publication Date: 2009-02-12 Application Number: 12/186,563 Filing Date: 2008-08-06 Inventor: Kikkawa, Naohiro   Tamura, Masahiro   Suzuki, Nobuyoshi   Nagasako, Shuuya   Kobayashi, Kazuhiro   Furuhashi, Tomohiro   Maeda, Hiroshi   Nomura, Tomoichi   Hidaka, Makoto   Hattori, Hitoshi   Tokita, Junichi   Kunieda, Akira   Ichihashi, Ichiro   Assignee: KIKKAWA, Naohiro   TAMURA, Masahiro   SUZUKI, Nobuyoshi   NAGASAKO, Shuuya   KOBAYASHI, Kazuhiro   FURUHASHI, Tomohiro   MAEDA, Hiroshi   NOMURA, Tomoichi   HIDAKA, Makoto   HATTORI, Hitoshi   TOKITA, Junichi   KUNIEDA, Akira   ICHIHASHI, Ichiro   IPC: B65H29/00 Abstract: A sheet processing apparatus and associated method are provided. The sheet processing apparatus includes a sheet conveying path, a sheet stack tray, a sheet discharging member, a sheet guide member, and a sheet contact portion. The sheet conveying path is configured to convey a sheet, the sheet discharging member discharges the sheet to the sheet stack tray, and the sheet stack tray receives the sheet. The sheet guide member is movable from a first position that guides the sheet discharged from the sheet discharging member to a second position that opens a sheet discharge path of the sheet discharging member. The sheet contact portion is arranged at an upstream side of the sheet discharging member with respect to the sheet conveying path, and responds to the sheet conveyed through the sheet conveying path in order to move the sheet guide member between the first and second positions. A sheet processing apparatus and associated method are provided. The sheet processing apparatus includes a sheet conveying path, a sheet stack tray, a sheet discharging member, a sheet guide member, and a sheet contact portion. The sheet conveying path is configured to convey a ...More ...Less
5 US2009039644A1
Systems and methods for using microscopic capsules containing orientable materials for document security and processing applications
Publication/Patent Number: US2009039644A1 Publication Date: 2009-02-12 Application Number: 12/220,054 Filing Date: 2008-07-21 Inventor: Lawandy, Nabil M.   Assignee: Spectra Systems Corporation   IPC: B42D15/00 Abstract: Systems and methods for using microscopic capsules containing orientable materials for document security and processing applications are presented. A security application comprising a medium having a substrate and a plurality of microcapsules is disclosed. The microcapsules contain magnetically orientable material and a liquid. The magnetically orientable material is oriented in a first alignment. Application of a magnetic field to the medium orients the magnetically orientable material to a second alignment, thereby altering the opacity of the medium. Magnetic material may also be dragged into a concentrated arrangement by a magnetic field, thereby altering the opacity of the medium. Systems and methods for using microscopic capsules containing orientable materials for document security and processing applications are presented. A security application comprising a medium having a substrate and a plurality of microcapsules is disclosed. The microcapsules ...More ...Less
6 US2009039658A1
VEHICLE DOOR LATCH SYSTEM
Publication/Patent Number: US2009039658A1 Publication Date: 2009-02-12 Application Number: 12/173,298 Filing Date: 2008-07-15 Inventor: Spurr, Nigel Victor   Assignee: Spurr, Nigel Victor   IPC: E05B3/00 Abstract: An electronic door lock system for a vehicle includes a driver-operable child safety locking arrangement for rear passenger doors that disables interior door release handles. A separate unlocking arrangement is provided to temporarily override the child safety locking arrangement to allow opening of the rear passenger doors by their interior handles. The override, unlocking arrangement is operable by a driver and requires the simultaneous operation of the rear passenger door handle. The child safety locking arrangement is automatically reset upon release of the rear passenger door handle, without requiring any further action by the driver. An electronic door lock system for a vehicle includes a driver-operable child safety locking arrangement for rear passenger doors that disables interior door release handles. A separate unlocking arrangement is provided to temporarily override the child safety locking ...More ...Less
7 US2009039661A1
HYBRID ENERGY ABSORBER FOR AUTOMOBILE BUMPER
Publication/Patent Number: US2009039661A1 Publication Date: 2009-02-12 Application Number: 12/177,468 Filing Date: 2008-07-22 Inventor: Frederick, Gregory S.   Kudelko, Conrad M.   Assignee: Frederick, Gregory S.   Kudelko, Conrad M.   IPC: B60R19/18 Abstract: An automobile bumper system including an isolator disposed adjacent a cross beam of an automobile frame, and a bumper edge guard strip mounted adjacent upper and/or lower edges of the cross beam. The bumper edge guard strip may include an upper extension fixedly engaged with an upper surface of the cross beam and a lower extension fixedly engaged with a frontal surface of the cross beam, with the upper extension having a length greater than the lower extension for distributing impact energy in a predetermined manner. An automobile bumper system including an isolator disposed adjacent a cross beam of an automobile frame, and a bumper edge guard strip mounted adjacent upper and/or lower edges of the cross beam. The bumper edge guard strip may include an upper extension fixedly engaged with an ...More ...Less
8 US2009039663A1
FOLDING ROPE ANCHOR
Publication/Patent Number: US2009039663A1 Publication Date: 2009-02-12 Application Number: 11/836,682 Filing Date: 2007-08-09 Inventor: Mauthner, Kirk M.   Assignee: Mauthner, Kirk M.   IPC: B66C1/14 Abstract: A rope anchor is provided having a main body and a blade connected to the main body at a first axle. A latch is connected to the main body at a second axle. The latch is adapted to secure the blade in an open position and in a closed position. The rope anchor further includes a means for securing a rope. When the blade is in the closed position, an enclosed gap is located between the blade and the main body. A rope anchor is provided having a main body and a blade connected to the main body at a first axle. A latch is connected to the main body at a second axle. The latch is adapted to secure the blade in an open position and in a closed position. The rope anchor further includes a ...More ...Less
9 US2009039681A1
METHOD AND CONSTRUCTION KIT GROUP FOR THE PRODUCTION OF CHASSIS OF INDUSTRIAL TRUCKS
Publication/Patent Number: US2009039681A1 Publication Date: 2009-02-12 Application Number: 12/187,595 Filing Date: 2008-08-07 Inventor: Bogelein, Rolf   Zeidler, Christoph   Assignee: JUNGHEINRICH AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT   IPC: B60R27/00 Abstract: The present invention relates to a method for producing a plurality of different chassis of industrial trucks, the following steps being provided in accordance with the invention: a) provision of a plurality of identical or different chassis base frames (10-1; 10-2; 10-3), b) provision of different chassis counterweights (30-1; 30-2), which are prepared for the installation of a steering device (34), which is associated with the respective chassis counterweight (30-1; 30-2), from a group of different steering devices or are in each case already provided with such a steering device, c) selection of a chassis base frame (10-1; 10-2; 10-3) and of the chassis counterweight (30-1; 30-2) to be connected to the chassis base frame to form a chassis according to a desired chassis for an industrial truck (50-1; 50-2; 52-1; 52-2), d) assembly of the selected chassis base frame (10-1; 10-2; 10-3) with the selected chassis counterweight (30-1; 30-2) to form the chassis of the industrial truck (50-1; 50-2; 52-1; 52-2), e) repetition of steps c) and d). In addition, the invention relates to a construction kit group for the production of chassis of industrial trucks by the method according to the invention and to an industrial truck which is produced using a construction kit from the construction kit group. The present invention relates to a method for producing a plurality of different chassis of industrial trucks, the following steps being provided in accordance with the invention: a) provision of a plurality of identical or different chassis base frames ...More ...Less
10 US2009039685A1
Chair shelter
Publication/Patent Number: US2009039685A1 Publication Date: 2009-02-12 Application Number: 12/231,552 Filing Date: 2008-09-04 Inventor: Zernov, Jeff   Assignee: Zernov, Jeff   IPC: A47C7/62 Abstract: A collapsible user support coupled to a collapsible, walled shelter. Individual and multi-occupant chairs provide a sling chair having a number of pivoting frame pieces that are trained through grommets at a fabric seat and backrest. An independently collapsible shelter or cover framework includes frame pieces that pivot under tension about the collapsible chair. Washer-like members splay the frame pieces away from the chair. The shelter framework supports a surrounding, collapsible fabric cover that can include windows, panel voids and/or doors and/or vents. The chair, shelter framework and fabric cover are organized to collapse and deploy to conditions that partially and completely cover the chair. The fabric cover can be constructed of netting and/or solid and/or three-dimensional fabric panels containing sleeves and pockets to support resiliently bowed stays. A collapsible user support coupled to a collapsible, walled shelter. Individual and multi-occupant chairs provide a sling chair having a number of pivoting frame pieces that are trained through grommets at a fabric seat and backrest. An independently collapsible shelter or cover ...More ...Less
11 US2009039691A1
VEHICLE SEAT ROTATION APPARATUS
Publication/Patent Number: US2009039691A1 Publication Date: 2009-02-12 Application Number: 11/837,344 Filing Date: 2007-08-10 Inventor: Downey, Kevin   Assignee: Downey, Kevin   IPC: A47C3/18 Abstract: A rotatable seat mount apparatus is disclosed. A disclosed apparatus includes a seat mount having a locking arm pivotally mounted within the seat mount. A lever is rotatably coupled to the locking arm so that rotation of the lever causes the locking arm to pivot from a first position in which the seat mount is prevented from rotating and to a second position in which the seat mount is enabled to rotate. A rotatable seat mount apparatus is disclosed. A disclosed apparatus includes a seat mount having a locking arm pivotally mounted within the seat mount. A lever is rotatably coupled to the locking arm so that rotation of the lever causes the locking arm to pivot from a first ...More ...Less
12 US2009039703A1
Power Supply Device and Control Method of the Power Supply Device
Publication/Patent Number: US2009039703A1 Publication Date: 2009-02-12 Application Number: 12/224,342 Filing Date: 2007-04-12 Inventor: Soma, Takaya   Yoshida, Hiroshi   Mogari, Takeshi   Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA   IPC: B60L11/12 Abstract: A power storage device is in parallel to a battery, and is connected to a power supply line and a ground line. A service plug internally includes a resistance and is attached to the power storage device for connecting the resistance between contacts of a relay circuit. The service plug is a member independent of an ordinary service plug arranged at the power storage device. When residual charges in the power storage device are substantially zero, an operator appropriately attaches the service plug to the power storage device in place of the ordinary service plug. Accordingly, when the power storage device enters an overdischarged state due to a maintenance or the like of the power storage device, a vehicle system to which the service plug internally having a current limiting device is attached is started so that occurrence of a rush current can be prevented. A power storage device is in parallel to a battery, and is connected to a power supply line and a ground line. A service plug internally includes a resistance and is attached to the power storage device for connecting the resistance between contacts of a relay circuit. The ...More ...Less
13 US2009039706A1
INPUT AND OUTPUT POWER MODULES CONFIGURED TO PROVIDE SELECTIVE POWER TO AN UNINTERRUPTIBLE POWER SUPPLY
Publication/Patent Number: US2009039706A1 Publication Date: 2009-02-12 Application Number: 11/836,995 Filing Date: 2007-08-10 Inventor: Kotlyar, Edward   Beg, Mirza Akmal   Grenier, Marcel Bertrand   Chennakesavan, Venkatraman   Assignee: AMERICAN POWER CONVERSION CORPORATION   IPC: H02J9/00 Abstract: An uninterruptible power supply (“UPS”) includes an input module having a plurality of inputs, and at least one jumper element configured to selectively couple at least one input of the plurality of inputs to at least one other input of the plurality of inputs. The plurality of inputs and the at least one jumper element may be constructed and arranged to selectively achieve the following configurations: single power feed, single phase input and single phase output; dual power feed, single phase input and single phase output; single power feed, three phase input and single phase output; dual power feed, three phase input and single phase output; single power feed, three phase input and three phase output; and dual power feed, three phase input and three phase output. Other embodiments and methods of selectively achieving multiple power configurations are also disclosed. An uninterruptible power supply (“UPS”) includes an input module having a plurality of inputs, and at least one jumper element configured to selectively couple at least one input of the plurality of inputs to at least one other input of the plurality of inputs. The ...More ...Less
14 US2009039712A1
SAFE START-UP INTERFACE FOR A VEHICLE WITH AN ELECTRIC STARTER
Publication/Patent Number: US2009039712A1 Publication Date: 2009-02-12 Application Number: 11/995,670 Filing Date: 2006-07-11 Inventor: Czarnyszka, Thierry   Parent, Eric   Assignee: ARIANCE   IPC: H02B1/24 Abstract: The invention relates to method of safely starting a vehicle, comprising the following steps, consisting in: connecting either of the two input/output terminal pairs (ES1, ES2) or (ES3, ES4) to the run down battery (5) and the other input/output terminal pair (ES1, ES2) or (ES3, ES4) to the power source (2) independently of polarity, the connection means being open; detecting the voltage and polarity at the terminals of each of the pairs and comparing the voltages at the terminals (ES1, ES2) and (ES3, ES4) with a pre-determined threshold value; and configuring the links of the connecting means between the terminals of the two terminal pairs such that terminals of the same polarity can be connected to one another using conductive links, at least one of which is controlled by a general switch (8). The invention relates to method of safely starting a vehicle, comprising the following steps, consisting in: connecting either of the two input/output terminal pairs (ES1, ES2) or (ES3, ES4) to the run down battery (5) and the other input/output terminal pair (ES1, ES2) or (ES3 ...More ...Less
15 US2009039727A1
MOTOR AND ELECTRIC POWER STEERING APPARATUS
Publication/Patent Number: US2009039727A1 Publication Date: 2009-02-12 Application Number: 12/187,730 Filing Date: 2008-08-07 Inventor: Kato, Hisataka   Assignee: JTEKT Corporation   IPC: H02K1/12 Abstract: A motor 10 includes a cylindrical housing 2 having an inner circumferential surface 2a, and a stator core 13 accommodated in the housing 2. The stator core 13 includes a plurality of separate cores 30, which are annularly arranged along the inner circumferential surface 2a of the housing 2. Each separate core 30 includes a core back 31, which forms a part of the cylinder of the stator core 13, and a tooth 15, which project radially inward from the core back 31. The core back 31 is formed such that vertices A1, A2 of the corners of an arcuate portion 32 in the radially outer side are inside a range between rays L1, L2 that extend from a center point O of the stator core toward vertices B1, B2 of the corners of a straight portion 33 of the core back 31 in the radially inner side. A motor 10 includes a cylindrical housing 2 having an inner circumferential surface 2a, and a stator core 13 accommodated in the housing 2. The stator core 13 includes a plurality of separate cores 30, which are annularly arranged along the inner circumferential surface 2a of ...More ...Less